Woman charged for defrauding social security as fake person she created

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Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of YUN J. KIM of Ridgefield Park, NJ on charges of theft by deception and tampering with public records.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love, The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General Office of Investigation New York Field Division under the direction of Special Agent in Charge John F. Grasso and The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s New York Field Office under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Keith Byrne.

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 On Thursday, February 4, 2021, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received information regarding YUN J. KIM from The Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General Office of Investigation New York Field Division relative to the unauthorized taking of federal benefits, specifically Supplemental Security Income.  An investigation revealed that KIM had created a false identity including a social security number, a United States passport, and a New Jersey non-driver ID, and she used this identity to apply for and receive approximately $37,000 in benefits that she was not entitled to receive. 

 On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, YUN J. KIM was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree theft by deception, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4a; and one count of third-degree tampering with public records, N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7a(2).  YUN J. KIM is scheduled for her first appearance in Central Ju